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What is refractory or recurrent Hodgkin's lymphoma?

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Refractory disease is the term used when the disease does not respond to initial therapy. Recurrent disease means that Hodgkin's lymphoma has come back after it has been treated. This may occur shortly after treatment or, less commonly, years later.

SOURCES: 

News release, FDA. 

National Cancer Institute. 

National Lymphoma Network.

American Cancer Society.

Reviewed by Laura J. Martin on July 18, 2017

SOURCES: 

News release, FDA. 

National Cancer Institute. 

National Lymphoma Network.

American Cancer Society.

Reviewed by Laura J. Martin on July 18, 2017

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